315 West 44th Street
(bet. 8th & 9th Ave)
Dubbed The JAZZ corner of the World by legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Bird Parker, Birdland has been the premier venue for live jazz in New York City since its inception in December, 1949. The club was home to Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn, Oscar Peterson and others and was frequented by celebrities like Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe and Walter Winchell. The modern incarnation of Birdland invokes the same historic ambiance and style for a new generation of artists and fans.